TSGT DONALD S. NELSON, 13072657 Engineer

by Deborah E. Alley
(Little Deer Isle, Maine)

TSgt Donald S. Nelson

TSgt Donald S. Nelson

TSgt Donald Nelson was my Mother's 1st Cousin. (Sara Belle Schadewald - Runkles).
Their Mothers were sisters. Donald was from Baltimore, MD. His father Ernest worked for Hendler's Ice Cream. All my life I had heard that Donald was shot down over the Adriatic Sea, and that his body was never recovered. He was an only son, and I'm sure it broke his Mother's heart.

I am a retired USAF MSgt. I was an Administrative Specialist, and Information Manager.

I'm thankful I found your site, and was able to read the Pilot's (Eugene L. Beville) account. I'm thankful that he survived.

Both of my sons are Air Force Para-Rescue. One is an officer, and the other enlisted.

I'm proud of my families military heritage, and I pray for all the souls of these young valiant people. God Bless!

Respectfully submitted, MSgt Deborah E. Alley, USAF - Ret. Feb 6, 2016.

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Feb 08, 2016
Great story!
by: Clark Baldon

RIP and thank you for your service TSGT Donald Nelson!
Thank you for the post!

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